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i am melissa harris perry in for rachel maddow and you can follow me @mharrisperry on twitter. john boehner tries to salvage his debt ceiling plan after it comes short on spending cuts. teetering on disaster, an english woman spends 20 hours trapped in her car on the side of a cliff. and fashion first. meet a 12-year-old amateur fashion designer with an executive dream. good morning. i'm amara soechblt those stories and more on "first look" straight ahead on msnbc. captions paid for by nbc-universal television we begin this morning with
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back to the drawing board. as the clock ticks down on the country's spotless credit rating, house speaker john boehner is scrambling to reite his bucket bill after the congressional budget office said his proposed spending cuts failed to meet his estimates. tracie potts joins us from washington with the arrest latest. >> reporter: good morning. everyone. boehner put off his plan after staffers determined it won't save as much as he thought. republican john boehner is digging for more money. he said his plan is $150 billion short on savings, so he's put off today's vote to get the numbers in line. >> it can pass the house, and it can pass the senate and i hope the president will consider signing it into law. >> the speaker's proposal cannot pass the senate, will not pass the senate, will not reach the president's desk. >> boehner can only afford to
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lose 22 republican votes. ten have said they're voting against it. >> i want a solution not a deal. >> does this end the batter. >> harry reid has his plan which saves more without touching medicare and social security. >> you've got to cut real programs if you're going to get this deficit down. >> this is a plan that gets us where we need to go by august 2nd. >> what are americans thinking? >> totally frustrated. >> i feel they all need to get their acts together and settle this thing. >> for now it's unsettled with just six days to go. now, the fear is that all this instability will affect america's credit rating whether or not there's a last-minute deal. one of those ratings agency testifies here on capitol hill her today. amora? >> no doubt the country will be watching. tracie potts for us in washington.
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thank you. last night on "hard ball with chris matthews" he asked james carney if the president has given up on tax cuts if tr wellty as part of the so-called plan for the deal. >> that deal is there if the speaker would return to the table and negotiate it. we came very close, the president and the speaker did, and that opportunity still exists. secondly, the helpful proposal senator reid put out while it does not put up front the tough issues of entitlement reform or tax reform it does have a committee that would look on it on a fast track basis before the end of the year. that's not optimal. we would prefer a grand bargain that does it all at once, however, however it turns out, if we don't get those issues addressed, we're going to return to debate those tough issues because the pup lick supports a balanced approach. the it's not the right way do it if we don't ask for sacrifice
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from everybody. not just one or limited sectors from society. >> lean forward with chris mass throughs as he place hardball with some of the most prominent newsmakers. be sure to watch him at 5:00 and 7:00 only on msnbc, the place for politics. >> facing intense pressure to step down amid sexual allegations congressman david wu will resign. his home town paper reported last week a california woman claimed to have an unwanted sexual encounter with wu. following the report wu said he would not seek re-election but would stay in office till the end of his term but fellow democrats put the pressure on wu who's raised eyebrows in the past, sending a photo of himself in a tigers costume to staph members. yesterday he gave in to calls and announced he'll step down from congress. as nor wwegians struggle to
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come to terms with the massacre, the police are releasing the identities of the 76 victims, this as we learn more about the state of mind of the admitted assassin. his lawyer believes he was insane, cold and detached from the world that he believed he was at war with. meanwhile the police have found and detonated a hidden supply of explosives at a farm bray vin was renting where he had been stockpiling large amounts of fertilizer used to make bonds. here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today uf. off the coast of erie county earlier this week several water spouts just before thunderstorms rolled through the area. amazing images of one water spout was captured on home video before it dissipated. there were no injuries or damage reported in connection with any of the funnel-shaped clouds. it's that time of year again in ohio. organizers of the state fair unveiled this year's butter
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sculpture, linking the dairy industry with the nasa shuttle's 30 years of space exploration. while both sculptures have ties to flying over the moon, the signature cow and calf were kept ground and accompanied by an astronaut eating freeze-dried ice cream inside the shuttlecock pitt. and finally in texas, a 12-year-old wannabe fashion designer may have caught the eye of the first lady. mom michelle obama is looking for a dress for a utah fund raiser and she considered grant's design. he fought off bullying by becoming an accomplished designer. he recently headed to utah hoping to schedule a fitting for the first lady. now for a look at the national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning. pretty impressive. >> i think the kid is well on the way to a good career. >> and the best way to quiet his bullies is to do what he's
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doing. >> look out, versace. >> yeah, look out versace. >> good morning, everyone. yesterday we saw storms rolling through england, got hit pretty good up by new england. it was pretty hochlt d.c. was # 5, atlanta was 94. but the real, real oppressive heat once again was in the heartland with the drought and the heat wave continues. that's where the worst of it is today. we have heat warnings in effect for the areas in orange, st. louis, kansas city, wichita, utah. dallas to memphis, you're under a heat advisory. you get the idea. what's different with this heat wave than what we dealt with last week, last week was hot but extremely humid. this week is not as humid this week. the dew points have been a little lower. if you're in the 70s, it's very uncomfortable. if you're in the 60s, it's not that bad. that's the case today. even in d.c., the sky is more
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blue, not as much moisture in the air. it will be hot but not as humid. we still have thunderstorms rolling through the north. pretty good storms rolled through new york city last night around 89er 8:30 delaying the yankee game. the worst of the wet weather's rolling through minneapolis. we've had some on-and-off showers this morning. that is now pushing into wisconsin, so your morning drive should be okay. to the south it looks like omaha, you've got storms heading your way, i would guess about a half hour to 45 minutes from now. for your wednesday forecast, 104 in dallas. texas is ridiculous. it continues and is a broken record. that expands today. st. louis, you should be near a hundred. chicago, you're lucky. you should get thunderstorms late today that will cool you off. if you're joining us on the eastern seaboard, temperatures are going to be warm. as i mentioned, humidity levels are going to be down a bit. it does look like a hot forecast, but it was a lot worse last week. >> yeah. lower humidity can make all the difference. by, thank you. stocks stumble on washington
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welcome back to "first look." i'm amara sohn. here are some of the top stories making news this morning. north korea is calling for a peace treaty with the u.s. to officially end the korean war. the request comes on the 58th anniversary of the armistice deal that ended the fighting. the two koreas have remained technically at war because there has never been a peace treaty. all this comes as one of north korea's top diplomats visits new york to try to restart six-party nuclear disarmament talks. the judge in the casey anthony trial is delaying the
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release of the name of jurors until october. he says he is concerned about their safety following their not guilty verdict, and he wants to wait until things cool off. earlier this week hundreds of tourists from around the world protested in peru after being denied entry into -- the numbers being allowed into the ruins is now being limited because of damage created by multitudes of visitors. in england a woman was rescued after her car veered off the road and plunged down a cliff. she was trapped in a car for 20 hours before she was spotted and brought to safety. and in philadelphia, one of the nation's early left post offices in a building once owned by benjamin franklin, the first postmaster general, may be shutting down. it's on the postal service's list of nearly 3,700 branches that could be closed to save money.
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taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei dipped 50 points while in hong kong the hang seng fell 306789 once again stocks fell victim to debt deal pressure tuesday an it's only going to get worse until the issue is really resolved. 8 of ten companies fell. nasdaq stayed close to even thanks to tech success. broadcom led the way jumping more than 9% on the strong results. china's search engine baidu jumped. 3m dragged down the dow, posting results that posted general estimates but softness in some divisions drove shares down. ford also beat expectations but was down due to its caution about future demand.
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netflix slid again after warning red-hot subscriber growth would cool this quarter. u.p.s. fell after warning the uneven economy could affect its results. u.s. steel fell 8% after warning earnings could fall this quarter. a.k. steel tumbled 17% p, mostly over a concern of higher raw material costs. amazon zoomed after a rev snu jump of 51%. in data june's prices for new single-family homes rose to a five-month high, but sales slipped. june's consumer confidence rose slightly but remains relatively low. clorox rejected as inadequate. investor call icons almost $11 billion bid. finally a lesbian couple wants changes at the tennessee theme park dollywood after the
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look." i'm amara sohn. in sports the seattle mariners had lost 16 in a row, so it was almost unfair that they had to face yankee ace cc sabathia. le here's nbc's fred roggin. >> good morning. the yankee cc sabbaathia well o his way to pitchinging a perfect game. he struck out ten in the first five innings. at one point seven in a row. then the heavens opened. a 30-minute rain delay. sabathia came back, but it wasn't meant to be. brendan ryan sailed in the seventh. cc sailed with 14 strikeouts but no perfect game. the mariners have dropped 17 in a row. from great pitching to great running, phils and giants chase utley. a wall banger to center and utley was off to traces. you may reason he had a knee injury earlier this season. the knee looked good here. a home run the hard way. phils beat the giants, 7-2. braves and pirates played the
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longest game of the season. they had an editing controversy. scott proctor with a grounder. played the play. out by a mile. wait a minute. umpire jerry kneel says safe. that's got be the worst call of the year. naturally the pirates went palace tick. braves won it, 4-3. apparently jerry had breakfast plans. many d.c. something was really bugging the marlins, a preying man tins. he landed on his hat and crawled down. morris came over to say, watch out. he went from preying to attacking. morrison was going crazy. the man has turned out to be a good luck charm. finally vrks you ever gone to the swimming pool and forgotten your trunks, happened to the best of us. that's 14-times e gold medalist michael phelps. that's not his swimsuit.
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he forgot his swimsuit. at least the letters are right. if you're dyslexic, it does read usa. i'm fred roggin. for another quick look at the weather, here's bill karins with the weather channel forecast. i don't know if that's sanitary what phelps did. >> i don't know what goes on in those swimming locker rooms. good morning, everyone. yesterday was a good way to be at the pool around the d.c. area and many areas of the mid-atlantic. today we're watching temperatures that are warm. about 91 today in d.c., tomorrow's going to be around 94. that's where the heat really is. last night we had pretty good thunderstorms rolling through. you sad delays at the yankee game. those showers and storms are long gong gone. we had a few pop up around delaware and maryland. here's where we're standing this morning. areas that got the rain are much cooler this morning. we're at 63 in hartford, 70 in new york where it didn't rain. around 80 to start your morning.
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today's forecast, beautiful weather in new england, a great summer day. still a little hotter than we'd like from philadelphia southward. gorgeous day from buffalo to pittsburgh. even much of ohio will be a nice comfortable day, low humidity levels. by tomorrow humidity increases a little bit along with temperatures. maybe a few showers and storms across upstate new york, near 90 in pittsburgh. philadelphia, around 92. as i mentioned, d.c. around 94. the well advertised peak of this little mini wave will come on friday. that's when we'll see d.c., 95 to 100. saturday, 94. a little bit cooler by the time we get to sunday. but this heat wave, again, we set the bar so high last week that i think a lot of us can deal with this. this is more typical summer heat wave. >> not too bad. bill, thank you. you won't believe who the twilight star kristen stewart is turning her back on in a film
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welcome back to "first look." i'm amara sohn. last night on jimmy fallon he talked about the actions of a jealous groom took a turn for the worse. you guys, this is insane. man in iowa was arrested at his own wedding after he hit another guy who was dancing with his new wife. the worst part is it completely ruined the father/daughter
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dance. check this out. in an interview larry are king said he's kissed 77 women in his life. i guess he's not a good kisser because half of those women didn't even return his telegraph messages. in the same article larry king said given the choice he would marry anderson cooper and sleep with dr. gupta. i didn't read the rest because i was pouring bleach in my eyes. >> that's late night with jilly fallon on your local nbc station. time now for your first look at entertainment news. morgan freeman wants the world to know he does not support right-wing causes. a representative for freeman told tmz he did not nar rate an ad by a conservative group in wisconsin, nor did he voice over
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an earlier ad for controversial governor scott walker. he accused the narrater of trying to sound like freeman. once again lindsay lohan has courtishes issues, only this time it's small claims court. a man who installed her audio and video equipment says she hasn't paid him over $1,000. you know you're a big star like "twilight's" kristen stewart or at least acting like one when you drop out of your very own mother's first film as a director to focus on other professional obligations. finally, say what you will about 25-year-old crystal harris dumping playboy founder hugh hefner just days before the wedding but did she have to go on howard stern's radio show yesterday and tell not so flattering details about their sex life to the whole word. >> he said he was still active. maybe -- i never really thought -- i never heard any females come out and say it was true. >> you know for some reason it really doesn't surprise me that
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she would come out and say these kinds of things. he knew what he was getting into when he gets with these women. >> the whole thing is way too much information. >> way too much information. i'm amara sohn and this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned. "way too early with willie geist" starts right now. after the most zrivg wing of his party raises hell about it, this all, as the white house says, it doesn't matter what boehner cobbles together because the senate isn't going to pass it anyway. the question is does anyone up in this place see a path to the deal before the deadline next tuesday? luke russert will join us live in a minute. meanwhile the new imf christine lagarde speaking in new york and warning washington that their political games will have consequences beyond the beltway, the question is will politicians in d.c. listening to her? and house republicans fired themselves up yesterday for this debt fight by watching clips

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